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Svalbard and Jan Mayen Country Guide

Explore Svalbard and Jan Mayen in Europe

Svalbard and Jan Mayen with the capital city Longyearbyen is located in Europe . It covers some 62,049 square kilometres with 2,265 citizens.

Interactive map of Svalbard and Jan Mayen

The terrain features . The average density of population is approximately 0 per km². The notable climate conditions in Svalbard and Jan Mayen can be described as . Potential natural disasters are .

To reach someone in Svalbard and Jan Mayen dial +47 prior to a number. There are 0 installed telephones. And there are 0 registered mobile phones. The cellular networks commonly support frequencies of 900/1800 MHz. Websites registered in this country end with the top level domain ".sj". If you want to bring electric equipment on your trip (e.g. laptop power supply), note the local power outlet of 230V - 50Hz.

About the flag and history of Svalbard and Jan Mayen

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The flag of Norway is used.

First discovered by the Norwegians in the 12th century, the islands served as an international whaling base during the 17th and 18th centuries. Norway's sovereignty was recognized in 1920; five years later it officially took over the territory.

National administrative regions of Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Geography Quick-Facts

SummaryContinent: Europe
Capital: Longyearbyen
Size62,049 square kilometers (km² or sqkm) or 23,957 square miles (mi² or sqmi)
CurrencyName Krone, Currency Code:NOK
Country Top Level Domain (cTLD).sj
Telephone Country Prefix+47
Mobile Phone Connections0
Landline Phone Connections0

Country Position in World Rankings

Information about single country attributes and how these compare against the rest of the world. The information below is compiled with data from 2013. As such, it may differ a bit to the Information above in the text (which is from 2010).


Value nameValueWorld Rank
Area62,045 (sq km)125

People and Society

Value nameValueWorld Rank
Population1,921 233
Population growth rate-0.03 (%)199
Birth rate-9.00 (births/1,000 population)229
Death rate-9.00 (deaths/1,000 population)230
Net migration rate-999.00 (migrant(s)/1,000 population)227


Value nameValueWorld Rank
Labor force1,234 229


Value nameValueWorld Rank
Airports4 189

Data based on CIA facts book 2010 & 2013, wikipedia, national statistical offices and their census releases

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